Shoals Youth Bassmasters bag some Wheeler Lake bass in dripping humidity

Sixty-five young anglers in the Shoals Youth Bassmasters fished a very hot and very humid club tournament Saturday. Boat captains and their youth competitors launched out of First Creek ramp to try to capture a win on Wheeler Lake. Fishing was indeed tough and the muggy air with overcast skies did not help the angler’s morale any. However, some good fish were weighed in.

The two younger age groups put it to the older age group. The 10 and Under Age Group had a total of
23.25 pounds. Eleven to Fifteen Age club members brought in 32.25 pounds. The older Sixteen to Eighteen anglers showed up at the scale with 15.1875 pounds. However, the older group was fishing with fewer bass chasers than the other two groups.

10 under

10 and Under Age Group winners. SYBM photo

11 to 15 Age Group winners. SYB photo

11 to 15 Age Group winners. SYBM photo

Hats off to these young, rugged club members (and their boat captains) for struggling with the heat and humidity. Most of us would not even get out of air conditioning long enough to walk to the mail box on a day like that Saturday.

Here are the age group winners:

16 to 18 Age Group winners

16 to 18 Age Group winners. SYBM photo

10 and Under Age Group
1st Place – Spence Lovett, 9 lbs. 6 oz.
2nd Place – Lane Williamson, 7 lbs. 10 oz.
3rd Place – Troy Bates, 7 lbs. 6 oz.
4th Place – Hayden Brewer, 5 lbs. 14 oz.

11 to 15 Age Group
1st Place – Ethan Tedders, 11 lbs. 9 oz.
2nd Place – Charlie Brewer, 7 lbs. 3 oz.
3rd Place – Hunter Inabnitt, 7 lbs.
4th Place – Hunter Brewer, 6 lbs. 8 oz.

16 to 18 Age Group
1st Place – Hayden Berry, 5 lbs. 8 oz.
2nd Place – Ethan Hester, 5 lbs. 7 oz.
3rd Place – Jessica Malone, 4 lbs. 4 oz.

Taking biggest bass of the July event was Ethan Tedders who had a 4 lb. 4 oz. largemouth

The Shoals Youth Bassmasters’ next tournament is August 13th out of Colbert Park (at Natchez Trace) on Pickwick.

Shoals Youth Bassmasters Wheeler Tournament July 16th

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